Logistics Coordinator - Integrated Humanitarian Assistance to Yemen

Apply by 29 June 2018
Posted on 30 May 2018

Job Description

FHI 360’s Crisis Response Team (CRT) is seeking a Logistics Coordinator to lead all operational aspects of an OFDA-funded integrated humanitarian health, WASH, and nutrition program based in Aden, Southern Yemen. The incumbent will oversee supply chain management, purchasing, facilities, security, and fleet management. The incumbent will also be the project’s procurement specialist and will be responsible for further developing and standardizing FHI 360’s humanitarian, country-office level operations processes and systems. The incumbent will lead security details and emergency preparedness.

Job Summary:

  • Responsible for, and accountable for, the delivery of all logistics related activities in accordance with FHI 360’s logistics policies and procedures
  • Establishes all operational aspects to support the integrated humanitarian project delivery in a resource-scarce and highly insecure environments
  • Leads operational country-assessments, including supply chain management, purchasing, facilities, and fleet management
  • Serves as the procurement specialist and is responsible for developing and standardizing operations processes and systems in accordance with home office guidance and directives
  • Collaborates with colleagues across departments to identify system needs, process bottlenecks, and to develop unique solutions to enable more timely, efficient, and accountable operations
  • Supports preparedness planning across country programs, developing instructional material, facilitating training, and mentoring staff

Applied Knowledge & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or its International Equivalent in Supply Chain, Logistics, Economics, Finance, Engineering or Business Administration (Master’s or other advanced degree preferred)
  • 5-8 years of experience managing logistics and operations in emergencies
  • Prior work experience in a non-governmental organization (NGO), government agency, or private company of progressive program management experience in humanitarian assistance or related industry experience in a relevant technical area
  • Experience establishing startup operations/projects in new countries preferred
  • In-depth knowledge of OFDA procurement and pharmaceutical requirements and regulations is mandatory
  • Knowledge of international donor procurement regulations and United Nations (UN) coordination experience essential; expertise with fraud detection and investigation techniques necessary
  • In-depth knowledge of humanitarian procurement, budgeting, and supply chain management best practices
  • Working knowledge of managing security protocols for both staff and supplies
  • Capable negotiator, with significant and geographically varied experience establishing contracts, managing vendors, and ensuring products/services are delivered per specifications
  • Proficiency with database management software and on-line search tools
  • Sensitivity to cultural diversity and understanding of the political, contextual, and ethical issues in assigned areas
  • Articulate and professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive fashion with clients and staff
  • Willingness and ability to work in insecure locations with minimal infrastructure or amenities
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English; Arabic language skills are a definite plus

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

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About the Organization

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology– creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories.

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